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Overview

The Third Edition of Black Families explores both the historical and contemporary experiences of Black families and presents an up-to-date review of the literature.

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Twenty-one essays are arranged in sections on historical and theoretical conceptualizations of African American families, economics and social mobility, socialization within African American families, gender relations, and advocacy and family policies. The essays consist of reviews of the literature and analysis of issues such as family values, religion, roles of fathers, and women's perspectives. In this new edition some contributions remain unchanged and others have been updated; but most have been entirely rewritten. Paper edition (unseen), $25.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803955738
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Harriette Pipes Mc Adoo is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, Department of Family and Child Ecology. Previously, she was Professor at Howard University in the School of Social Work and Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, the University of Washington, and the University of Minnesota. She is a Director of the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family; was a National Adviser to the President of the White House Conference on Families; was former President and Board Member of the National Council on Family Relations; and was a member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development. She was the first person honored by the National Council on Family Relations with the Marie Peters Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, and Service in the Area of Ethnic Minority Families. Dr. Mc Adoo received her B.A. and M.A. from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and she has done post-doctoral studies at Harvard University. She has published on racial attitudes and self-esteem in young children, Black mobility patterns, coping strategies of single mothers, and professional Kenyan women and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. She is editor of Black Children: Social, Educational, and Parental Environments, Second Edition (2002, SAGE) and Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity, Second Edition (1999, SAGE), as well as Young Families, Program Review, and Policy Recommendations. She is coauthor of Women and Children, Alonge and in Poverty. She has four children and four grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL CONCEPTUALIZATIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES
African American Families - John Hope Franklin
An Historical Note
African American Families and Family Values - Niara Sudarkasa
Old-Time Religion - William Harrison Pipes
Benches Can't Say 'Amen'
Conceptualizations of African American Families - Jualynne Elizabeth Dodson
African American Family Life - Wade W Nobles
An Instrument of Culture
Three Decades of Black Family Empirical Research - Leanor Boulin Johnson
Challenges for the 21st Century
PART TWO: FAMILY PATTERNS: ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL MOBILITY
Demographic Pictures of African American Families - Paul C Glick
Upward Mobility across Generations in African American Families - Harriette Pipes Mc Adoo
PART THREE: SOCIALIZATION WITHIN AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES
Historical Note - Marie Ferguson Peters
Parenting of Young Children in Black Families
The Roles of African American Fathers in the Socialization of Their Children - John L Mc Adoo
Supportive Roles of Significant Others in African American Families - Wilhelmina Manns
Out There Stranded? Black Families in White Communities - Beverly Daniel Tatum
African American Education - John U Ogbu
A Cultural-Ecological Perspective
Family, Socialization Environment, and Identity Development of Black Americans - James Jackson, Wayne Mc Cullough, and Gerald Gurin
PART FOUR: GENDER RELATIONS WITHIN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
An Overview of Race and Marital Status - Robert Staples
The Black Search for Love and Devotion - Audrey B Chapman
Facing the Future against All Odds
Values Regarding Marriage and the Family from a Woman's Perspective - Jerold Heiss
Contraception - Algea Othella Harrison
Practices and Attitudes in the Black Community
PART FIVE: ADVOCACY AND FAMILY POLICIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES
An Advocacy Agenda for Black Families and Children - Marian Wright Edelman
Social Families among African Americans - Rose Merry Rivers and John Scanzoni
Policy Implications for Children
Social Welfare Policies and African American Families - Robert B Hill

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